Welcome to iGarden

Hello and welcome to iGarden. Anyone who knows me will know that I am 'The Compulsive Gardener' - I love everything about gardening.

Allow me to share some of my enthusiasm and interests in gardening with a focus on the plants I know best and those that do especially well in my own Sydney garden.

This is more than just about plants: it's also about the people involved in gardening; their books and gardens; planting schemes; choosing appropriate plant types; colour selection... There is plenty to think and read about in iGarden.

So, while you are here, enjoy all my blogs, have a browse through my list of Plants and don't forget to check out the Discussion Forums, Marketplace, Garden Ramble and your local Gardening Events.

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"Ageing and gardening"

As one gets older, there is the need to rethink aspects of one's garden.

Almost exactly ten years ago, I wrote about this topic, after being inspired by a book called Gardening for a Lifetime: how to garden wiser as you grow older  ... Read On »

October in my garden

What's in bloom

See the full list of what's flowering in my garden this month. Here »


Jobs to do

October is one of the prettiest months of the year in our gardens, and brings new tasks for us to do! Read More »


My Gardening Tip of the month

Spring bulbs should be kept watered and given fertiliser until the foliage dies off. Cut off the dead-heads, especially of those that are liable to self-seed. If the garden bed where you grew them is liable to be watered fairly well in summer, you can dig up the bulbs once the foliage is gone and store them in net bags in a cool, airy place until autumn.

My Plant Reference

My current garden is located in one of Sydney's northern suburbs so my focus is naturally on what does well here. I have grown over 299 different plant varieties that are all described in this reference.
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Discussion Forums Recent Item

"Plant/Seed Swap" forum topic: "Offer - Pineapple Lily bulbs"

Jason asks:
 I have a clump of Pineapple Lily bulbs (Eucomis) to offer to a new home or homes. Clump can be separated if more than 1 person would like some. I'm in 2204.

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